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Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2013 6:59 AM


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calvo (7/24/2013)
Man, every time I post in here I think "where's Ray?"

Braun, what a disappointment. Everyone gave him the benefit of the doubt and here we are two years later looking like a bunch of fools for thinking someone wouldn't lie like that... shame on us. The question I hear some talking heads ask is, why? Why is he suspended? Is it for the 2011 positive test that he appealed or is it being involved with the Bosch ledger? Has there been a definitive reason given as to why he has been suspended?

Latest news is MLB can consider a lifetime ban for A-Rod. [conspiracy theory] The Yankees are probably pushing for the lifetime ban on him. They'd get out of the last 4 years of their contract with an injured and aging player in the twilight of his years. They'd get him off their payroll without having to pawn him off on some other team (unlikely) and they wouldn't have to pay him [/conspiracy theory]

Boston beat Cano to the punch. They resigned Pedroia to a 7yr $100mil contract (starting in 2015). His contract runs through this year with a club option next year so they signed him two years early just so they wouldn't have to compete with Cano setting the benchmark for 2nd basemen. Cano will probably want a high dollar decade long contract, will be interesting to see who pays for it. Maybe New York will keep him if they can push A-Rod out the door.



I agree with you. I never understood why the Yankees signed ARod to a long term huge $$ contract when his numbers are declining and he was over paid based on performance at the end of the last insane contract. Not my money though.



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Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:04 PM
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Boston and Tampa Bay are 1-1 in this current series of 4. We gotta win out!

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A-Rod has appealed and Big Mo blows 3 saves in a row.
You guys see this? Hidden Ball Trick
Too funny, made me look up other occurrences of this trickery and I think it was Ozzie Guillen who got busted a couple times on pick-off attempts. Too funny.


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Wow, 4,000.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/9589905/ichiro-suzuki-new-york-yankees-gets-4000th-professional-hit

I am so rooting for him to make 3k in MLB.







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Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:05 AM
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Agreed, I would love to see him reach 3000 mlb hits. Even if he doesn't, he'll be known as a hitting great.
I had the privilege of seeing him play when New York came to town for a spring training game, was great.


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Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:08 AM


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I never thought someone could come close to the Pete Rose 4256 record... but.... I think it is safe to say if he had played in MLB his entire career he could have.


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Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:14 AM
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Not having any experience with the level of competition in Japan, are his hits in Japan any less meaningful?

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Not having any experience with the level of competition in Japan, are his hits in Japan any less meaningful?


Based on how the Japanese teams have fared in the World Baseball Classic with very few Major Leaguers on their roster, I would say no.
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I'd argue no, or at least not significantly.

The other thing is the Japanese season is shorter, so he might be doing even better if he'd had Jeter's time in MLB.







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Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:01 AM


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True Steve... However, with a 162 game season in the US you go from one climate to another... very hot, humid, cool, cold... season is long... It tends to wear down a player and you go through slumps... also with a longer season you are much more prone to an injury as well. Granted, he proved he is almost bullet proof with his run here in the US. However, you just never know if those factors would have played into his career had he played all of his years in the US. Pete Rose was very healthy and hardly ever missed a game in his entire career as a player which did help him with his numbers. Could that be the case for Suzuki as well? We will never know. All it takes is one injury like yesterday where the Braves player got his jaw broken with a pitch and will miss 6 weeks... a hamstring, a collision with the center field wall...etc... or a career ending injury as well. Those 1,000ish hits in Japan would take 5 seasons for him to do here in the US if he had 200 a year.




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